'Despair': Hundreds of Inmates Serving Life for Crimes As Juveniles Waiting for Resentencing

Meghan Keneally, ABC News •

Marsha Levick, the chief legal officer for Juvenile Law Center, said that three states – Pennsylvania, Michigan and Louisiana – were responsible for about 60% of the individuals in that 2,000 estimate.

Levick estimates at a minimum that several hundred of the some 2,000 individuals who had been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole prior to the Miller decision have yet to be resentenced.

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Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.

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